FireDrums Announcements!

FireDrums is stepping it up this year bringing in internationally renowned talent like Wes Peden, Steve Bags and Valentina Martin of Twisted Orbit, Simon Jansen, and more instructors to be announced. A massive drum circle by Sambamore and the return of the firewalk led by Kevin Axtell, director of the Firewalking Center.                     …

Social Media for Flow Artists #1

It’s really easy to get discouraged or distracted by social media. There are a lot of unsaid rules and a lot to manage. Hopefully this series will help you navigate the swampy lands of social and digital media to help keep you doing what you do best, whether it’s keeping up with your practice, teaching, or just spinning with friends. …

FLAME Instructor Selection Process Revealed

This will be the 2nd year FLAME has experimented with a voting based system for Instructor Selection. They’ve attempted to improve the system to bring to you the best flow festival in the Southeaster US. It is clear that the team has worked very hard to make sure that selection is fair. One main issue is that anyone can vote, …

FAI Tutsday: Split Time Opposite Direction

Split time opposite direction is when the hands pass the bottom beats at different times and are moving in opposite directions.  Both hands meet on the sides of the body. Clapping on the sides can help this pattern make sense. This motion of this pattern feels a lot like double dutch. In addition, if you do taga, you can turn …

FAI Swag: Shoulster Giveaway

Fanny packs are nice for hands free item carrying, but they still have a tendency to get in your way while spinning. Bags are cumbersome and what to do when you don’t have any pockets? Introducing the shoulder holster or “shoulster” from the flow arts shop. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” …

FAI Festival Spotlight: Pacific Fire

Pacific Fire Gathering is a festival like no other. It’s nestled at a venue that captures both the beautiful Oregon coastal forest and the Pacific Ocean beach connecting you into your practice and nature. Dates are set for September 17-20, 2015. Tickets will be on sale June 1st. Their website recently was redesigned, so check it out. Still interested? Need …

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Surviving Cabin Fever

See a list version Winter is a hard time for people involved with movement, especially those of us who like props that easily break our lamps, ceiling fans, televisions…. The list goes on. When you’re short on square footage in your dwelling, having an indoor meetup or classes to attend regularly can be mind saving. Together with Tyler Spades (see …

FAI Discoveries: What is Same Direction Split-time?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Split time is when both hands move in circles 180 degrees in the same direction. Each hand passes the bottom of the circle at opposite times. Each hand faces the opposite of one another. Try these …

FAI Tutsdays: Club Multiplex Tutorial

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Jeremiah Johnston delivers a recap of this club tutorial from Pyrotrainia. From this video, you will learn how to throw a good multiplex. A multiplex is when you throw multiple clubs up into the air at …

March Instructor of the Month: Gail O’Brien

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] She lives in Belfast, Ireland, UK and is the owner and founder of Hoopspin. Recently a winner of a Hoopie for the Instructor of the Year  for 2015 from Hooping.org, Gail O’Brien continues to awe and amaze us to …